I was thinking maybe i could answer a few questions and cut way down
on the emails i get
1. Is there a band, will it tour, etc? No.
2. Is the tour with AAA still on? Yes AAA is still touring, I will not
be on it. You should go see them. They are one of only a handful of
bands that still DO what they talk about.
3. Are you going to do a (blank) in the future? I will not be touring
in the future, not as a band, author or accoustic. I may record an accoustic
album that is already written, I may not. I do not have the ability
to tour anymore so I don't know if any label is going to want to put
something out that I can't promote in any way shape or form. Please
don't email me asking if or when i'm going to do that cuz I don't know.
4. What about "Survivor"? It will be out 10/17/2000.
5. Will you do an interview? Yes, email me questions. i do not have
time for any other type of interview.
6. Can I have a song for our comp? Yes, email subcity and ask them for
the compilation song.
7. What about mail order? There is no mail order. If you are one of
the first to order survivor from subcity then you will get a free shirt
or cd or book or tape. What cd/book/tape? the stuff I used to sell through
8. Why? As much as Scott or some others would like you to believe that
I make tons of money off this band, the simple fact is that it has always
been a money loser. Sure I make money off a tour or i get royalties
a few times a year. It doesn't even come close to the amount of money
and time spent maintaining it. I am no longer in a position of continuing
to lose money. i have kids and am in five figure debt. By the way that
nice little "ethic" WE created for punk rock that says you can't make
a living off of it means that people who have kids and people who don't
live with their parents and aren't wealthy can't do a band. That's classism.
9. In short I'm done, I had a good time in between funerals.
Fifteen have finished recording their new full length "Surviver," which
will be out in October of this year on Sub City. But to hold you over
their will be a cdep/12" ep that will be released on July 25th, called
"Hush." Thanks to Laim for the
5/20/00 San Francisco, CA - Cocodrie (with Against All Authority and
Damnation), Early Show!
Ott "My World" Spoken Word/Acoustic Tour
2/18/00 Sonoma, CA - The Shop
2/19/00 San Fran, CA - Cocodrie
2/20/00 Eureka, CA - The Vista
2/21/00 Portland, OR - Reading Frenzy
2/24/00 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilbey Court
2/25/00 Denver, CO - The Raven
2/27/00 Mesa, AZ - The Nile Theater
3/1/00 San Diego, CA - The Epicentre
3/2/00 Long Beach, CA - PCH Club
3/3/00 Santa Ana, CA - Koo's Cafe
3/4/00 Los Angeles, CA - Headline Records
3/4/00 La Canada, CA - La Canada Youth Ctr. with Falling Sickness
The band is John - bass, Jim - drums. The book will be out feb 15th.
We're recording april, cd out july. There's a possible free live show
on mp3 at the subcity site in the next couple of months. Book tour 2/18-3/5,
dates coming soon.
left the band for personal reasons. I was lucky enough to have met him
and talked with him over e-mail a few times, and was always inspired
by his kindness and thoughtfulness. Good luck Scott.
see, Joe's back from Boston. We still gotta write about a third more
of the next record. I'm about 8/10ths done with the book I'm writting.
Grace is a few days shy of 1 years old. No plans for shows in the immediate
future, however I will be playing accoustic in Santa Cruz next month.
Benefit for their exchange. Fifteen will officialy be taking off the
week of 12/27/99-1/3/00 just in case:p Allegra will be reissued on Subcity
in the near future. It will benefit a local battered woman's advocacy
group called the Women's Justice Center. I heard Danny at Cool Guy Records
will be putting extra medium on vinyl real soon. That's all folks.
dates announced so far (Fifteen, FYP, Falling Sickness, Dillinger Four,
Scared Of Chaka):
Worcester, MA The Space
6/26/99 Philly, PA Stalag 13
6/27/99 New York, NY Coney Island High
6/28/99 Allentown, PA The Sweat Shop
6/29/99 Washington, DC The Wilson Center
6/30/99 Atlanta, GA The Echo Lounge
7/1/99 Orlando, FL The Sapphire Club
7/2/99 Miami Beach, FL Salvation
7/3/99 St. Petersburg, FL State Theater
7/4/99 New Orleans, LA State Palace Theater
7/5/99 Austin, TX Emo's
7/6/99 San Antonio, TX Wacky's
7/7/99 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
7/8/99 Tempe, AZ Boston's
7/9/99 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
7/10/99 San Diego, CA The Epicenter
7/11/99 Pomona, CA The Glass House
album has been recorded, and from Scott, "Jean has decided to leave
FIFTEEN to do his own project. He'll still be a part of things (and
I still plan on playing jazz and EBMUD with him while I can) but he
won't be playing shows with us anymore. I understand that he wants to
stick to what he loves and at least he was part of it up to this point,
and he's on the album. In his opinion though, he felt he wasn't an integral
part of FIFTEEN and he didn't want to give up his gigs around the bay
area. In any event, he left on good terms and as far as I can see it
should still sound the same." So, Joe from Space Case [note: amazing
band, order the Cd from Jeff] is possibly in line to be the new guitarist.
Release date is April 24th.
is set to record their new album in February. It will be called Lucky,
in remembrance of their old bassist, it should be out in April.
Jeff "... the current plan is that there will be no new record
on cool guy. there will be a new cd on hopeless's new label sub-city(all
benefit label)." This album will benefit the lawsuit brought against
the FBI and the Oakland Police for framing Judi Bari and Darryl Cheney.
There's more information about this on the Judi
Bari Home Page.
re-release of extra medium kick ball all-star (name was slightly changed)
is out. It also contains tracks by Busybackson, Polk High #33, and One
Man Running (Jeff's favorite band). The acoustic album is also out,
and can be ordered from fifteen, ordering info is on the buystuff
Jeff Ott: "I would like to announce, that after 18 hours of labor,
and an emergency c-section, the birth of Grace Lauren Ott yesterday
afternoon. Later. "
Jeff is releasing an acoustic album on Cool Guy Records, hopefully I'll
have information on it later, and Cool Guy is also reissuing the extra
medium kick ball star vinyl
of course, if you haven't heard yet, Fifteen is back together.